Meet Lila Rose, Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

Founder of Live Action is an anti-abortion activist on a mission

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 2, 2011 4:42 PM CST

(Newser) – The woman behind the Planned Parenthood sting that resulted in an employee getting fired is a 22-year-old anti-abortion activist named Lila Rose. She's made headlines before, but nothing to this extent, and it's a safe bet we'll be hearing more from the founder of the group Live Action, writes Libby Copeland at Slate. "Rose is perfect for TV—her glamour and her baby-voiced delivery temper her political extremism and questionable tactics," writes Copeland. Plus, she's a wannabe actress.

Copeland rounds up previous profiles of Rose, a self-described "student activist" at UCLA who has declared in speeches she'll try to get Planned Parenthood defunded everywhere she can. She's also worked with ACORN-stinger James O'Keefe in the past. Copeland's take: "If we as a nation have gotten better at having adult conversations about abortion," Rose "takes us in the other direction. She is the face of divisiveness. She is the face of all-out war." For another take on the latest sting, click here.

An undated photo provided by Live Action shows Lila Rose, founder and president.
An undated photo provided by Live Action shows Lila Rose, founder and president.   (AP Photo/Live Action)
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